Preeclampsia: Short-term and Long-term Implications

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Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder that affects 4% of pregnancies and has a high risk of maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality, as well as long-term cardiovascular risk. Recent updates in the definition, diagnosis, and management guidelines for preeclampsia warrant review by general obstetrician-gynecologists. Screening and prevention algorithms for preeclampsia are available, but ultimately the cure remains delivery of the fetus and placenta. Close monitoring for the development and worsening of preeclampsia during pregnancy is essential to optimize both maternal and fetal/neonatal outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-313
Number of pages15
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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